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Former DOC employee's attorney says performance was 'nitpicked' so they could fire her
TULSA, Okla. − The attorney representing a psychologist fired from her position at the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft says the agency nitpicked her performance in order to build a case to get her fired after she began reporting inmates being sexually assaulted. FOX23 News has brought you extensive coverage of the findings of a day-long hearing in the Oklahoma House of Representatives over the summer in which it was alleged a culture of rape and coverup at the all-women's prison in Muskogee County. The testimony hinged mainly on the experiences of Dr. Whitney Louis who some state lawmakers consider to be...
Court hearing for 77-year old charged with 1st degree manslaughter in death of Tow Truck driver
WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. − The Redbird man accused of hitting and killing a Muskogee tow truck operator last November has been arraigned, according to the Wagoner County DA’s office.77-year old Robert Marshall is charged with first degree manslaughter. According to court documents, Marshall was driving a 2006 Cadillac on US-69 near East 750 Road while under the influence of alcohol and morphine.He’s accused of hitting 31-year old John Mills. According to OHP, Mills was loading a Tesla that had run out of power and was on the shoulder of the road when Marshall’s car struck the Tesla, before hitting Mills and his wrecker.Mills died on scene, leaving behind a wife and young son.According to court records, Marshall posted a $50,000 dollar bond back on August 25th.
Covering Green Country: Coweta
The name Coweta comes from Presbyterian minister Robert M. Loughridge, who opened a Creek Nation mission school called Koweta in 1843.
'He Was Made For Big Things': Heartbroken Muskogee Mother Seeks Justice For Slain Son
A Muskogee mother is desperate for answers after her 16-year-old son was shot and killed earlier this month. Cori Brown was a wrestler and a football player, and his family believes somebody knows what happened to him. Christy Brown said her son Coriyon was a light and could talk to...
Cherokee Nation cuts ribbon on new Muskogee walking trail
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Cherokee Nation officials recently cut the ribbon on a new walking trail at the tribe's Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee. This new trail is part of the Cherokee Nation Public Health and Wellness Fund Act signed by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. in 2021.
Oklahoma prison warden resigns amid scrutiny of alleged misconduct by guards
An Oklahoma prison warden, whose facility faced scrutiny from a state lawmaker for allegedly mishandling inmate sexual misconduct reports, has resigned. Greg Breslin, the warden at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, resigned last month after spending some time on medical leave, Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesperson Kay Thompson said.
Missing Muskogee 16-year-old found
UPDATE (9/27/23) — Police said Anderson has been found and is no longer listed a missing person.
Oklahoma Station Hopes The King Comes ‘Strait To Muskogee.’
Payne Radio Group “Okie Country 101.7” KTFX Muskogee, OK, hosts George Strait Day on Oct. 14, and they’re determined to lure The King to the festivities. A 21-foot outdoor screen will show Strait’s music videos throughout the day before “Pure Country” plays after nightfall. But morning co-host Ron Stevens is taking it a step further — spearheading a social media campaign inviting Strait to town. #straittomuskogee.
Muscogee Creek Freedmen celebrate historic legal victory
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — It's been a battle that's taken over 40 years. "This is basically our trail of tears," said Jeff Kennedy, one of the plaintiffs in the case that just slammed the brakes on the Muscogee Nation's citizenship by-blood-only policy. "This is a powerful blow against anti-Black...
Preston – From Prairie to Prosperity
New York, which was the site of a meeting between President George Washington and 26 Creek chiefs. The meeting was to discuss a treaty and to obtain a cession of Creek land to the U.S. Government.” The town was established in the late 19th century when the Creek Nation, facing forced relocations, began selling off parcels of their land. Settlers, drawn by the fertile soil and the promise of a better life, flocked to Nuyaka.
Video: Local sheriffs speak out on key obstacle affecting retention
Green Country sheriffs are speaking out about the pay they're able to give their deputies. Sheriffs from Nowata, Wagoner and Garvin counties spoke at the capitol Monday. They shared concerns about deputy retention due to various factors, including budget constraints and salary competition with different departments.
Lady Wildcats swing to victory
The Checotah Lady Wildcats earned a big 8-1 win over Gore. The Wildcats scored seven runs in the first inning. Shaelynn Casey, Maci Britt, Kami Hamm, Makyah Black and Layna Vandiver all drove in runs. Casey got things started when she singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. Hailey...
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JENKS 5, MUSKOGEE 4 — Kambry Johnson's RBI single gave Muskogee a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jenks took the advantage going up 3-1 in the top of the third, but MHS tied things up in the home half of the inning as Gabbi Davis and Kyra Rowland both singled home a run. The Lady Trojans regained the lead for good, 4-3 in the top of the fourth. Rowland took the loss going 3-2/3 innings and surrendered one earned run on three hits. At the plate, Rowland led Muskogee (16-15) as she finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Jaliyah Simmons had two hits and a run while Davis ended with two hits.
Law firm and real estate company receive Legacy awards
Sep. 26—A long-time real estate company and law firm were honored as Downtown Muskogee Legacy Businesses during the downtown Business Awards luncheon on Monday. Interstate Properties and the law firm of Wright, Stout & Wilburn received the awards, which were presented by Main Street Muskogee and the Historic Preservation Commission. The awards honor businesses that have been in Muskogee for more than 35 years.
Fort Gibson Historic Site Receives $750,000 Grant for Preservation Efforts
The Fort Gibson Historic Site in Oklahoma has been granted $750,000 by the National Park Service (NPS). This funding is aimed at preserving the stone barracks of the former military site, established in 1824. Fort Gibson is the sole project in Oklahoma to receive funding in the recent round of Save America’s Treasures grants from the NPS.
Kickball and Food Trucks every Monday
What better combo than kickball and food trucks? The City of Checotah has been having a great time hosting kickball games every Monday night in September and will continue through October 23. Games start at 6 p.m. at the Checotah Sports Complex. Everyone is welcome to play. There are also...
Enjoying a Lifestyle
HASKILL, OKLA. – When Tom Cook moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma in 1983, he was working in the business industry and living in Tulsa. For many, that would seem like the perfect life. However, for Tom, that was not the case. Even then he knew he should have been...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of okmulgee, OK Need You!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to okmulgee..
Muskogee launches 'Ready Set Move' initiative, offering $10,000 incentives to address workforce shortage
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Muskogee is actively trying to tackle the workforce shortage that’s impacting their community. In a joint effort, Port Muskogee and the City of Muskogee Foundation established the ‘Ready Set Move’ program, which offers a generous $10,000 incentive to those willing to relocate to Muskogee.
Tribal Opioid Response Team Visits with Citizens
On Sept. 18, the Okmulgee County Democratic Party hosted the MN tribal opioid response team. “First of all, a huge thank you to the Muscogee Nation for providing this incredibly valuable information and training,” Chair Rose Lynch said. “We learned about the issues of fentanyl overdoses in our county, which according to emergency services are increasing, and are at a critical point for our county residents. We learned what to recognize in a fentanyl overdose as well as the benefits of narcan and how to stop or at least hinder the overdose until EMSA arrives. Our hope and desire as Democrats is that our community continues to engage with each other and to learn valuable information that will help all citizens in our community.” Pictured with the MN tribal opioid response team are Rick Sturman, Rosetta Hortman, Okmulgee County Democratic Party Chair Rose Lynch, and Chair Emeritus Tom Taton.